The newest Bionicle Untold posts introduce a species called the Ptah. This finishes off the discovery story about the origin of the Vorox and Zesk started back in August 2009. The MOCs were finished long before that, I just procrastinated a lot in posting them while also trying to figure out how the story would come together and also hopefully be plausible in the context of the canon background on the Great Beings and Bara Magna alike.
posing & photographing Bionicles post, and I decided to see what else I could make of it. This Ptah Guardian was the first creation to come out of those experiments:
The desert regions of Bara Magna made me think of ancient Egypt, so from there came the inspiration to create a tall, proud, gilded warrior. I liked the colors, so I then just tried out different ways to make similar characters. The backstory & names all came later.
After these I was running low on dark gold parts, so I tried what I then called a "commando" style with a larger figure, and then put bright gold pieces to use for my very first time for the Royal Elite.
pill bug-inspired desert Rahi covered with "scales" of minifig-scale Visorak from the Visorak's Gate set: